“Energetic,” “imaginative,” “social” and sometimes “impatient” describes a four-year-old. Typically, four-year-olds feel good about what they can do and want to explore new ideas.
Sometimes they try things that they can’t yet do. Your job is to encourage your child’s desire for exploring and learning within safe, secure and reasonable boundaries. To help her get ready for school, you may choose to have her attend a preschool for four year olds, such as free programs like Universal Pre- Kindergarten or Head Start.
Remember there will be other teachers in her life, you remain her first, most important and forever teacher. To find out about what preschool opportunities are in your community will take some time and you should feel very comfortable to ask to observe any program you are interested in.
For eligible three and four year olds, there are Head Start programs throughout the state. Find one in your community:
Call your local school district or visit their website to learn more.
Find listings in your local phone directory under nursery school or pre-school.
If you have a concern about your child’s development, your local school district has a Committee on Preschool Special Education who can coordinate services for your child through preschool special education. Go to: